Ras Kass Behind the Lines with Rap Genius

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Rap music today, in part thanks to the internet and hip hop’s move into the mainstream, is ubiquitous and nearly universal. But there are some artists in still in the game who were part of the early days of rap’s rise and helped pave the way for what rap music is today. Enter: Ras Kass. As one of the four HRSMN, alongside rap legends Killah Priest, Canibus and Kurupt, Ras rose when rappers had to prove themselves one freestyle battle at a time.

Before you could tweet a link to a new song or breakdown your bars alongside fans on Rap Genius, artists like Ras were creating and expanding the genre one cypher at a time. If you weren’t lyrical or a master of wordplay, no one listened.

Check out his entire verified account & stay tuned for a special look inside “Nature of Threat” later this week.